Israel Horovitz's play The Indian Wants The Bronx tells of wise cracking hoodlums Murph and Joey, who wander the streets of New York looking for kicks. Gupta, disorientated and far from home, makes an idea target. As idle taunting turns to violence and rage, Horovitz's heros are lucid enough to express their frustration with the world, but ultimately unable to do anything to change it.
The original 1968 production of The Indian Wants the Bronx won three off-Broadway Obie Awards, including Best Actor for Al Pacino in his breakthrough role.
The Indian Wants The Bronx is directed by Daljinder Singh, one of the recipients of the Jerwood Directors Award at the Young Vic this year. Since 2001 the award has upported 18 directors at various stages of their career. The award provides opportunities for directors to direct in the Young Vic's Clare theatre.
Singh is based in Scotland and has presented work in progress at the Citizens, Tramway, Arches and Traverse theatres.